Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from a 12 oz. bottle at the Wicked Hop in Milwaukee. Strong hop aroma and flavor, nicely rounded without going over the top. Medium bodied. Long lasting bitter finish without harshness. Very pleasant IPA. Iíd do a better rating by my wife chews my butt when I take notes while we are out.
jefcon (1775) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong and pleasant aromas of grapefruit, lemon, perfume and flowers. Heady beer with an opaque orange sunset in the glass. Tons of lacing. Gently bitter hops up front. Harsher, more bitter hops in the middle f the palate, and a hoppy finish that contains juicy grapefruit, orange and lemon. Smooth and rich throughout. Nearly-silent caramel malts in the deep background of this profiled palate. A tremendous IPA, bold and American.
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2008 pours with a medium head, with an aroma of apricots and floral hoppiness. The taste is quite the same. It is a great beer on tap, but I couldnt quite imagine drinking more than 2 of them.
Nephilium (1782) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The aroma is of grapefruit, it almost smells like a glass of grapefruit juice. It pours a slightly hazy amber, with a minimal head that quickly fades, leaving only lacing behind. The taste is of well balanced hops, blending citrus and bitter. The palate has the very slight hint of oils of a good IPA, and the finish is crisp. Another good addition from Bells.
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2007
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Just got this is a trade. Very good looking brew. Nice thick color. Smell is a bit meh. The taste and drinkability on this are superb. Very smooth with strong flavor in it. Since im still not sure what or how describe the "mouth feel" iíll say that this has a great mouth feel. I drink it and it tastes great.
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 bottle. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a memium-sized white head. Lots of floral and citrus hop aroma. Prominent flavors of orange and floral hops with some earthy undertones. Although the hops are featured, the beer is very well balanced. A very good IPA.
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A: poured a beautiful golden orange with a huge frothy, white head and a ton of lacing
S: as is the case with many top beers of this style, the beer gives off an ample floral aroma. I am definitely getting some slight citrus and/or coriander scents as well. Very appealing.
T: A gorgeous wallop of hops smacks your tongue right off the bat, then the malts slip in to balance the overall flavor, and everything finishes at once, like a perfectly timed meal. Hop lovers will definitely want to grab this beer.
M: Not a ton of body, a tiny bit thin, but overall very nice.
D: Now here is where this beer truly shines. The excellent taste + reasonable alcohol content + an amazing level of refreshing qualities makes this an all-day drinker. Wonderful beer that I could and would go back to time & time again.
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 On tap at The Good Beer Store in Chapel Hill, NC. Sipped while I shopped. Pours is deep orange with minimal white head. Smell if floral and citus hops. Flavor is full with hops with a lighter malt backbone. A solid ipa from a brewery that never dissapoints.
Updated Rating: Now that this has been available in NC for some time, I have come to drink quite a bit of this stuff. I love it. Itís the best beer out there for my money that I have regular access to. Thanks so much for coming to NC Bells!
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange amber. Smells of flowers and other hops. It is bursting with hops! A great combination without being too bitter. It just hits the right amount and then it fades before it can even be remembered as a hopped up beer.
entropy1049 (40) - Oxford, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark gold and foggy with a big tenacious off white head. Smells like pine and citrus...Delightful! Taste is big hops with some lemon and pine again. What a nice IPA!